Thursday, January 26, 2012

the mad man of marine drive ordered a suit at brioni ..

he paid by credit card
two hundred thousand rupees
he wanted a suit for style
comfort and ease
his trousers flat front
he wanted side crease
he wanted them to
fall straight
not bunch at the knees
he loved the brioni cut
the color palette
light weight
two piece
he ordered
matching shoes
a leather belt
a narrow tie
a dashing suit
not a showpiece
i asked him
how he got so
much money
he said he was
as an informer
for the police
he wanted to
wear this suit
on the birthday
of his grand niece

dedicated to joseph
in transit
between italy and greece
a brioni suit
a brioni wallet
a brioni valise

Republic Day St Stanislaus High School Bandra Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 year Old

St Peter Church Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old On Republic Day 2012

St Peter Church Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old On Republic Day 2012 by firoze shakir photographerno1
St Peter Church Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old On Republic Day 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

 Patron Saint of our Parish - St. Peter

Simon Peter or Cephas, the first Pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with St. Paul, of the See of Rome. Peter was a native of Bethsaida, near Lake Tiberias, the son of John, and worked, like his brother St. Andrew, as a fisherman on Lake Genesareth. Andrew introduced Peter to Jesus, and Christ called Peter to become a disciple.

In Luke is recounted the story that Peter caught so large an amount of fish that he fell down before the feet of Jesus and was told by the Lord, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men”.

Jesus also gave Simon a new name: Cephas, or the rock. Becoming a disciple of Jesus, Peter acknowledged him as "...the Messiah, the son of the living God”. Christ responded by saying: " are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church... He added: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”.

Peter was always listed as the first of the Apostles in all of the New Testament accounts and was a member of the inner circle of Jesus, with James and John.

Statue of St. Peter

Statue of Saint Peter, in our Church.

He is recorded more than any other disciple, and was at Jesus’ side at the Transfiguration, the raising of Jairus’ daughter, and the Agony of the Garden of Gethsemane. He helped organize the Last Supper and played a major role in the events of the Passion. When the Master was arrested, he cut off the right ear of a slave of the high priest Malchus and then denied Christ three times as the Lord predicted. Peter then “went out and began to weep bitterly”. After the Resurrection, Peter went to the tomb with the “other disciple” after being told of the event by the women. The first appearance of the Risen Christ was before Peter, ahead of the other disciples, and when the Lord came before the disciples at Tiberias, he gave to Peter the famous command to “Feed my lambs... Tend my sheep... Feed my sheep”.

In the time immediately after the Ascension, Peter stood as the unquestionable head of the Apostles, his position made evident in the Acts. He appointed the replacement of Judas Iscariot; he spoke first to the crowds that had assembled after the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; he was the first Apostle to perform miracles in the name of the Lord; and he rendered judgment upon the deceitful Ananias and Sapphira.

Peter was instrumental in bringing the Gospel to the Gentiles. He baptized the Roman pagan Cornelius, and at the Council of Jerusalem he gave his support to preaching to Gentiles, thereby permitting the new Church to become universal. Imprisoned by King Herod Agrippa, he was aided in an escape by an angel. He then resumed his apostolate in Jerusalem and his missionary efforts included travels to such cities of the pagan world as Antioch, Corinth, and eventually Rome. He made reference to the Eternal City in his first Epistle by noting that he writes from Babylon.

It is certain that Peter died in Rome and that his martyrdom came during the reign of Emperor Nero, probably in 64. Testimony of his martyrdom is extensive, including Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea, St. Clement I of Rome, St. Ignatius, and St. Irenaeus. According to rich tradition, Peter was crucified on the Vatican Hill upside down because he declared himself unworthy to die in the same manner as the Lord. He was then buried on Vatican Hill, and excavations under St. Peter’s Basilica have unearthed his probable tomb, and his relics are now enshrined under the high altar of St. Peter’s.

From the earliest days of the Church, Peter was recognized as the Prince of the Apostles and the first Supreme Pontiff; his see, Rome, has thus enjoyed the position of primacy over the entire Catholic Church. While Peter’s chief feast day is June 29, he is also honored on February 22 and November 18. In liturgical art, he is depicted as an elderly man holding a key and a book. His symbols include an inverted cross, a boat, and the rooster.

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Jesus On Republic Day Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

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After Carter road I bought Marziya Shakir t St Peter Church Bandra and later both of us took turns shooting the St Stanislaus Republic Day function , and in a strange way though Marzya Shakir studies at Apostolic Carmel Convent Fr Jude Mascrenhas erstwhile principal of St Stanislaus school considers Marziya Shakir a St Stanislite too, the reason being if Marziya was born a boy she would be studying at his school the best school in Bandra ..

And again I had two more chances but the both my other grand children are girls too .. so they wont be studying at St Stanislaus a boys school..

Fr Jude has been a great support in the cause of a better life to kids in and around Bandra , he has bought hope and today you will find the always dirty St Peter Road spick and span thanks to his efforts .. This set is my tribute to him and the teachers parents students of St Stanislaus School and to Fr Jaun my Catholic Guru and spiritual guide and I wont forget Fr Gerrard and Fr Lawrie ex Principal St Stanislaus who encouraged my photography and my dear dear friend Darryl Loyla who introduced me to this Church and school..

I must be the only Muslim photographer who has shot both the Father The Son and the Holy Spirit too.. at St Peters ..Bandra .

Grand Pa and Friends Shot by Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Imtiyaz Qureshi Master Chef King of The Kitchen

Marziya Shoots Better Pictures Than So Called Photo Journalists

Republic Day is Hoisting the Flag.. Than Treating it Like a Rag

Freedom is My Birthright

Red Meat Makes Us Angry and Belligerent Eat More Greens

Going to Carter Road On Republic Day 2012

This morning was my day off I decided to turn Malang barefeet and all and take Marziya Shakir my street photographer grand daughter to Carter Road , she shot the Republic day Function there and later both of us shot the Republic day function at St Stanislaus High School Bandra .

We both than headed home ..

Imtiyaz Qureishi Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

I Invariably Mess Up Marziyas Second Shot

Marziya shoots according to her impulse only I think she has not shot well so I tell her to take another shot that is when she gets nervous though her first shot was confidently and brilliantly shot ..

Happy Republic Day Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

This morning I got into my old avatar my blessed barefeet and took Marziya Shakir to Carter Road being a holiday at my workplace and I wanted to give Marziya a free hand with my camera and her street vision.. she shot the promenade and a street function there later I bought her to St Stanislaus where both of us shot the school Republic Day function.. than we both headed home.

On The Graveyard of My Doomed Deleted Dreams

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the silver kadas
i sold off to
pay for stolen
hopes a lost
moment in time
lost illusions
it seems
pathos passion
in the cavernous
grave inundated
with my blood
sweat tears
on my photo stream
the flesh was
willing surrendered
the captive soul
lets our a
painful scream
all lost
nothing but
a tattered
winding sheet
waiting to
be redeemed

I Wont Shoot The Gay Pride This Year ..

I have the greatest respect for the gay community , I am much closer to the hijra community because hijra icon of freedom from slavery Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is my hijra guru.. and I document the angst the hardships the sufferings of the other sex always abused , their androgynous human rights trampled , by homophobic hate , by god men and upcoming political activists who seek mileage because of vote bank politics ..

I have as a blogger as a street photographer pedestrian poet of sorts through imagery of words and pictures captured their eternal pain, some of my best friends are gay and I have the best of relationship with them.

Every year I leave my work I come out on the streets bare feet in the hot sun shoot the Queer Azadi March to show my solidarity with them like others who join in and support this human cause .... I am no big gun photographer I but shoot what others dont shoot I shoot the inner strength of this indomitable spirit of survival of the most neglected class in society..I shoot them their world with a divine passion.. I blog I cross blog their pathos poetry to my Hijras of India website on Wordpress , Twitter and Google+I have deactivated my Facebook Account since September ..

But last year I was unnecessarily targeted by a gay activist bigot I have decided best to stay away avoid controversies and not shoot this event this year , this is my personal pain as a protest..nothing personal with the rest of the gay community ..

I wish them success peace hope harmony and as a Dam Madar Malang I bless them too..
Dam Madar Beda Par..

Lost Illusions